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Solid axle w/ABS???

just wondering for thos who converted to a solid axle what did you about abs light?
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sorry i didn't prof read but what did you do about the abs light?
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pull the light
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ABS is only a hinderence off road. Pull it and never go back
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other than pulling the bulb has anybody used an axle with abs? if it comes down to it ill pull the bulb but i hopeing i can do with out.
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Well its going to be dictated of whether you can find an axel with ABS. I think some Cherokees came with ABS, but there wasnt alot as it was an option at the time. But that is only a Dana 30, not really woth swaping in IMO.

Other than that there really isnt a whole lot of vehicles with ABS worth swaping.
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did the conversion on my eb dana 44. You just need to know a good machinist. Took the abs sensor and ring gear front a 2wd 2003 and machined the hub and the ring so the would fit together, then drilled the spindle so the sensor would pass through it and abs work perfectly.
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For the rear an 8.8 abs ring fits directly on a 9 inch detroit just need a little bit of grinding so the ring clears the housing and four weld tack, for the sensor you cut a section of the top housing and weld a flat section at the right place then drill a hole and pass the sensor
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ABS? Who needs that crap? It's more fun without it! Plus the yellow light on my dash is comforting!
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hey frederic (fredfx4) thanks for the info and pictures greatly appreciated but do you think you could post more pics of the front axle and the sensor mounting and ring thanks!!!!!!
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ABS? Who needs that crap? It's more fun without it! Plus the yellow light on my dash is comforting!
lol that and the airbag light haha
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I don't have the airbag light on. I guess mine still work?
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that light is like a trophy..it stands for all the hard work that you did..
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